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Kill the Moon (Doctor 8.7)

The moon is an egg? Of all the daft things Doctor Who has come up with over the years, that has got to be one of the daftest. Set a long, long way into the future, it might have been a little easier to swallow, somehow, but even then...

On the other hand, once we got past the stage of yet another boring rehash of a space station disaster movie and onto the moral dilemma part, it did at least get interesting. It was the first episode in quite a while to actually give me something meaty to think about, and something I *cared* about, because I couldn't quite see how they were going to get out of that one. And because I couldn't quite decide whether Clara or the Doctor was in the right at the end. And grown-up Danny was nice at the end, even if I'm still not getting anything more than a brother-sister vibe between him and Clara.

And Courtney was pretty cool. Not quite sure the character was fleshed out enough to be sustained for a whole episode, but then, what character is in Doctor Who these days?

And what was up with the gravity when she suddenly started floating about? I didn't understand that part!

I have to admit, near the beginning, all the spiders made me think we were going to have a recurrence of the Racnoss somehow, that maybe her cousin had laid all *her* babies in the middle of the moon next door to the Earth or something. I'm glad they didn't go down that route.

Over all, I felt it had a rather rocky start, and I honestly thought the moonscapes looked rather weird which put me off too, but once it got going it definitely kept my interest. I wouldn't put it out as one of the best episodes ever, not by any means, but at least it wasn't boring and this season, that does make a change.

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